first_imgA sign in the student section said it best: “Back in the Nic of time.” In his first series back after missing six games and part of another, Wisconsin men’s hockey sophomore forward Nic Kerdiles returned to the lineup just in time for a highly anticipated home series with No. 1 Minnesota. And what a return it was. With a game-winning goal and the primary assist on the other, Kerdiles propelled the Badgers to another 2-1 win Friday night and an enormous series sweep over the top-ranked Gophers, who had a 14-game unbeaten streak heading into the series.“The best way to describe him, he’s a thoroughbred,” Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said of Kerdiles. “He can go. He’s got a great work capacity as an athlete.“He hasn’t played in four weeks and he logged a lot of minutes and there was times that I thought ‘He can hardly get off the ice,’ but he recovered and he was able to get out there. And you can see how dynamic he is. His ability to get from point A to point B, his understanding of the game, and his skill set. He adds a lot to our team.”Not only was it the exact same final score, but through the game’s first two periods, the back-and-forth action resembled much of what took place Thursday evening at the Kohl Center.Wisconsin (16-8-2 overall, 7-4-1-0 with 22 points in Big Ten play) opened the scoring with only 20 seconds left in the first period on a great effort by Kerdiles. After falling down in the slot and losing possession, Kerdiles, using a sweeping motion of his stick, somehow managed to brush a pass over to Grant Besse, who was left unattended at the right side of the net. Besse, a freshman from the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul, promptly fired a wrister over the right shoulder of Minnesota goaltender Adam Wilcox (25 saves) to give the Badgers a 1-0 advantage going into the first break.Unlike Thursday, Wisconsin stuck right with the Gophers (19-3-5, 8-1-2-0 with 26 points), and held them off the scoreboard for the first half of the game. But a key exchange and costly penalty by the Badgers let the Gophers back in the game.Coming into the Badgers’ zone alongside the right wing boards with just under 11 minutes to play in the second period, Minnesota’s Kyle Rau jetted over the blue line with a head of steam. However, Wisconsin defenseman Jake McCabe was right there to meet Rau and steamrolled him to the ice, making most of the contact with Rau’s upper body and head. The hit led to a skirmish between the two teams and eventually a five-minute major and game misconduct to McCabe for contact to the head, forcing him to sit in the locker room for the rest of the night.Minnesota received two penalties for roughing on the whistle, causing the game to be played four-on-four for two minutes before the Gophers went on the power play.On that ensuing man advantage the Gophers’ Seth Ambroz shoved a rebound past Badgers’ netminder Joel Rumpel to bring the score even at one at the 12:03 mark of the second. The goal marked the first time in 22 penalty kills that Wisconsin yielded a power-play goal.Even after giving up the game-tying goal and missing one of their most important for the rest of the night, the Badgers defensive corps regrouped led by sophomore Kevin Schultze, who ended up getting rewarded with the game puck by his teammates and coaches.“We had guys playing big minutes that they’re not used to and they did a hell of a job back there. One guy that really stepped up tonight was Kevin Shulze,” defenseman and team captain Frankie Simonelli said. “Just like [Eaves] said in the locker room, I think that was the best I’ve seen him play since he’s been here. He’s not the biggest guy out there, but I don’t think he lost one battle all night and that’s just awesome.”Once again like Thursday, neither team scored in the remainder of the second period, and the curtain opened on the third and final period with the score deadlocked.Enter Kerdiles. Just over four minutes into the third period, Besse worked the puck off the left half boards to Kerdiles in the middle of the slot. Kerdiles gained control of the puck, flipped around and blazed a wrister on the net that went flying past Wilcox as the sellout crowd of 15,359 erupted into pandemonium.Rumpel made Kerdiles’ goal stand up as the game-winner with his play over the final 15 minutes and change in the final frame, making the big saves when the Badgers’ needed him most and recording 28 saves total to improve to 13-3-1 on the year.Minnesota made a last-ditch effort by pulling Wilcox with just over a minute left, but the Badgers cleared it out of the zone multiple times and forced the Gophers to ice the puck with only seconds remaining. The final 1.7 seconds ticked off the clock following a faceoff in the Wisconsin offensive zone as the horn sounded and the sellout crowd reached a fever pitch.Not only did the win help Wisconsin move within four points of Minnesota for first place, but it also helped the Badgers develop more fully as they battled for their first series sweep of a No. 1-ranked team in almost exactly 10 years when they swept North Dakota Feb. 6-7, 2004.“They’ve always had good teams. It’s a tough task,” Eaves said of sweeping Minnesota, which the Badgers haven’t done at home since 1999. “Winning this series helps us grow to be the team that we want to be at the end of the year. If we want to be a team that’s contending for something then we need to win series like this, so it was good growth for us this weekend.”last_img read more

first_imgREIGNING County Champions booked their place in yet another county final this evening with a superb win over a much-fancied St Michael’s at Mac Cumhaill Park.Two superb second half goals by Lee McMonagle and Conor Parke helped the Letterkenny team to a ten point win over Eddie Harkin’s side 2-15 to 0-11.St Eunan’s had led by just two points at half time – 0-08 to 0-06 – despite dominating for most of the first half hour. St Michael’s had led 0-04 to 0-02 before Eunan’s domination, hitting six points in a row as Kavanagh dominated midfield; Rory Carr with the pick of the Eunan’s scores.St Michael’s tied the game at eight points each straight after the re-start before Colm McFadden hit a free from 45 metres to take them into the lead 0-09 to 0-08 before they stretched the lead again from another free.Sean McVeigh pointed for the Letterkenny men to leave it 0-10 to 0-09 for St Michael’s before Rory Carr squared the game again from a free.Then St Eunan’s never looked back; McMonagle finding the net first, followed a few minutes later by the brilliant Parke. Rory Carr was outstanding with superb points from play and from frees.Rory Kavanagh and Kevin Rafferty dominated midfield, but it was a real team performance which sees Maxi Curran off to another county SFC final. CLASSY ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF FANCIED ST MICHAEL’S TO BOOK PLACE IN COUNTY FINAL was last modified: September 26th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:semi-finalSFCSt EunansSt Michaelslast_img read more

first_imgGardaí in Inishowen are investigating an incident of dangerous driving in Moville following a high-speed chase. It is understood that the car chase, which occurred on Thursday at around 2:30pm, was of a northern registration and proceeded towards Derry City.Gardaí haven’t made any arrests as the investigation continues. Gardaí have asked witnesses with information to contact Buncrana Garda Station on (074) 9320540, the Garda Confidential Line or any Garda Station.Gardaí investigating dangerous driving incident in Moville was last modified: July 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgJoey Barton took to Twitter to praise both sets of fans after QPR’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.Rangers’ former Magpies midfielder was given a warm welcome back to St James’ Park, where Moussa Sissoko’s goal gave the home side victory.Barton tweeted: “Gutted with the result. Felt it was a very even game. Great to be back at SJP and thanks for the reception, it meant a lot.“Also big shout to all QPR a fans who travelled up from West London. Sorry we couldn’t send you back on that long journey happier.”Barton also tweeted his support for Newcastle’s Ryan Taylor, who recently returned after a long spell out of action only to suffer another injury during the game.Barton declared: “Hope @TaylorR1984 is ok. If anyone deserves a bit of luck it’s him. #perspective .”Gutted with the result. Felt it was a very even game. Great to be back at SJP and thanks for the reception, it meant a lot.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 22, 2014Rangers striker Charlie Austin added: “Tough to come back from that game with nothing. Safe trip back to our fans, class today as usual.”QPR’s defeat plus Burnley’s win at Stoke meant Harry Redknapp’s side returned to the bottom of the Premier League.They now face a crucial home match against fellow strugglers Leicester next weekend.R’s defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted: “Huge game next week vs Leicester City….3points is a must…. 6pointer #cliche train hard play hard #mantra.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgCrescent City >> The Arcata boys and girls basketball teams swept Del Norte for important Big 5 road victories.Arcata boys beat Del Norte in low-scoring affairIt doesn’t always have to be pretty to be effective.Depending on perspective, the Del Norte Warriors and Arcata Tigers either staged a battle for the ages or a battle for the aged in their Big 5 match-up at Thunen Gymnasium in Crescent City Wednesday evening. “I think we may have set the game of basketball back about 50 …last_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Ten games into the 49ers season and not one interception has come from their cornerbacks. Instead, safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Antone Exum account for all two of the team’s picks – out of opponents’ 356 pass attempts.If any team can relate, it’s the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Entering Sunday’s home game against the 49ers, the Bucs have only one interception, and their defense hasn’t created a takeaway since Week 3.“That’s one of the reasons both teams are not having much success,” …last_img read more

first_imgWeighing in at more than 3.5 tons, the new statue of Nelson Rolihlala Mandela unveiled on Monday 16 December 2013 at the Union Buildings shows the father of the nation stretching out his arms.The Nelson Mandela statue at the Union Buildings in Pretoria is one of South Africa’s national heritage sites. (Image: South African Tourism)Brand South Africa reporterA nine-metre-tall bronze statue of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was unveiled at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on the Day of Reconciliation, bringing to a close the official 10-day mourning period for the much loved former state president, who died at his Johannesburg home on 5 December 2013.President Jacob Zuma, who oversaw the proceedings of Monday 16 December 2013, said the Mandela statue would act as a constant reminder for the nation to maintain Madiba’s values of unity, reconciliation, compassion and ubuntu.“The statue will forever remind us of Madiba’s towering vision and stature. It will remind us of his commitment, his leadership and his dedication to the struggle against apartheid. It will forever remind us of his commitment to an improved quality of life for all,” he said.Here is a collection of interesting facts about the new Mandela statue:The R8-million statue at the Union Buildings was commissioned in June 2013.It is 9-metres high, the tallest figurative bronze sculpture of Mandela. The tallest memorial is Marco Cianfanelli’s steel construction at the capture site near Howick in KwaZulu Natal, which is 9.48-metres tall. Cianfanelli’s sculpture commemorates the arrest of Mandela in 1962.Made out of bronze, the statue weighs 3.5 tons. The stainless steel armature inside the statue weighs an additional 800kg.The “wingspan” of the statue – from fingertip to fingertip – is eight metres.It was initially commissioned by the National Heritage Council, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, as part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of the Union Buildings, South Africa’s seat of government, in Pretoria.The statue is situated at the Union Buildings, the same place where Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected president in 1994. Zuma has since declared the Union Buildings a national heritage site.South African sculptors André Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren were responsible for creating the statue. The artists are part of a stable of sculptors who have been working on various projects for the government’s Long Walk to Freedom project.In the past Prinsloo and Janse van Vuuren worked together on the sculptures of Chief Langalibalele and Dr Abdullah Abdurahman.According to Prinsloo’s site, the sculptors considered various poses like the Raised Fist Salute, but in the Spirit of Reconciliation the current open arm pose was suggested. This was approved and accepted by the client.The project was overseen by Dali Tambo, the son of struggle veteran Oliver Tambo, who was a close friend of Mandela’s. Tambo is the chief executive of Koketso Growth, which managed the project on behalf of the NHC.The project received final approval in mid-July 2013, giving the artists just four months to complete the giant statue. “We finished it in record time,” Prinsloo said in an interview with IOL.The statue was cast in 147 pieces at four different foundries before it was assembled in Cape Town.Metal work and engineering was carried out with assistance from the Knight brothers at Sculpture Casting Services Foundary in Cape Town. The legs and arms were cast by the company’s branch in Nottingham road in KwaZulu-Natal and transported to the site by flat-bed truck.It took three weeks to complete constructing the giant statue with a complementary team of 35 workers, Prinsloo said.The statue shows a smiling Mandela, with his arms stretched out and his hands open, as if to embrace the nation. “You will notice that in all the statues that have been made of Madiba, he is raising his fist and at times stretching it. That derives from the slogan of the ANC,” Zuma explained at the unveiling. “This one is different from many. He is stretching out his hands. He is embracing the whole nation. You shouldn’t say this is not Madiba because we know him with his one [raised] hand.”The design was approved by a committee including Paul Mashatile, the minister of arts and culture, Tambo, and representatives from the National Heritage Council, Prinsloo said.Prinsloo told Brand South Africa that the artists considered his open arms not only as a gesture of reconiciliation, but also one of bestowing a blessing. “Mandela is looking down on the people in front of him, blessing them.” It is also in the spirit of the hymn, God bless Africa, he said.The Mandela statue stand where a figure of former prime minister James Barry Hertzog used to stand. Hertzog was prime minister from 1924-1939. “Following an exhaustive consultation process, and in the spirit of reconciliation that our country has become renowned for, the representatives of Hertzog agreed that his statue be relocated to another spot in the Union Buildings in order to make way for Madiba’s statue,” Zuma said.“I feel honoured to have been asked to work on a statue of Madiba who have actually gone through a lot during his lifetime,” Prinsloo said in an interview with SAnews.“After serving 27 years in prison, Madiba walk out smiling and fully embracing everyone including those who had locked him up in jail. He was not angry and never thought retaliating, so a nation, I think this statue must always remind us to embrace each other.”This article was originally posted on 17 December 2013.Sources: Fotoman Photography, IOL, André Prinsloo Scuplture, and South African Government News Agency.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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first_img[3] Derhally, L. (2017). How to talk to kids about sexual abuse, and how you can help prevent it. The Washington Post. Retrieved from: Father and son talking with a sun setting in the background By: Jason Jowers, MS Return to article. Long DescriptionPixabay[Father Son Silhouette by free-photos on January 8, 2016, CC0]Talking to children and youth about sex can be tough enough for parents, but it is even tougher when talking about issues of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse affects up to one in four children according to the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect within the American Academy of Pediatrics [1]. This abuse can lead to long term effects on physical and mental health, well into later life and adulthood.And abuse not only affects kids, it also has significant effects on family members, particularly parents. According to a study on the effects on non-offending parents and caregivers, there was significant emotional and psychological distress after learning that their child may have been sexually abused [2]. Anger, depression, and guilt were the most common feelings expressed. Issues of child sexual abuse can definitely take a toll on a family.When talking to children and youth about instances of sexual abuse and prevention, this article [3] from the Washington Post has several suggestions. They include guidelines on talking about sexuality and ways to normalize sexual behavior. They also suggest having open communication that builds trust and doesn’t instill shame.For more info on talking to children and youth about sexual abuse and on disclosing instances of abuse, be sure to tune to our upcoming webinar, “Sexualized Behaviors in Children & Youth,” which will focus on common development of sexualized behaviors and when those behaviors can become problematic. Be sure to RSVP for this webinar here, scheduled for May 22, 2019 at 11am EST.This webinar is the first in in our ongoing “Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth Series,” which will include other webinars and podcast episodes throughout 2019. This series will focus on normal sexual behavior and explore concerning and problematic behaviors that children may display. We will also focus on topics such as adolescent brain development and the role of social media/sexting in shaping sexual behavior for children and youth. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list here for further series reminders.*Revised on 9/10/19 to reflect series title changecenter_img References[1] Jenny, C., Crawford-Jakubiak, J. E., & Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. (2013). The evaluation of children in the primary care setting when sexual abuse is suspected. Pediatrics, 132, 558-567. doi:10.1542/peds.2013-1741[2] Fong, H., Bennett, C., Mondestin, V., Scribano, P., Mollen, C., and Wood, J. (2017). The impact of child sexual abuse on caregivers and families: a qualitative study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, This post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Learn more about our team at, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page.,*Revised on 9/10/19 to reflect series title changelast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea defender Christensen hopes Mount injury not seriousby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Andreas Christensen hopes Mason Mount’s injury isn’t serious.Mount was forced off early in their Champions League defeat to Valencia.Christensen said, “Mason has been very important for us, he is great for us in our build-up and he is dangerous in front of goal so obviously he was a big loss, but then we have great players to come on so it should not hurt us too much. Hopefully he is not too bad as he is an important player.”On Ross Barkley’s late spotkick miss, the Dane added: “We know Ross, he is going to take the next one as well, he always feels confident with penalties, he is one of the best ones which is why he was on the penalty today.” last_img read more

first_imgzoom Private investment firm Kühne Holding AG has increased its stake in German liner company Hapag-Lloyd to more than 17 percent.As informed, Klaus-Michael Kühne’s company already held a 14.1 percent share in Hapag-Lloyd through Kühne Maritime, after its merger with the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).Kühne said it “used the opportunity” which was offered by the withdrawal of travel and tourism company TUI Group from the container shipping sector to further invest in Hapag-Lloyd. Earlier this month, TUI informed it decided to sell its stake in Hapag-Lloyd.Karl Gernandt, Executive Chairman der Kühne Holding AG, said that the consolidation in the shipping industry offers Hapag-Loyd new perspectives for a further rise and improves the company’s position among other big container carriers. Gernandt added that Kühne Holding AG sees itself as a long-term investor.Hapag-Lloyd told World Maritime News that the shareholder structure is now as follows: CSAV (22.6%), Kühne (17.6%), the City of Hamburg (14.9%), Qatar Investment Authority (14.4%), the Public Investment Fund on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (10.1%).In addition, there is a free float of 20.4% – percentages have been rounded and the free float includes institutional shareholders with a shareholding of less than 5%.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more